When William Ryan was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 5, his mother Gemma was told everything her young one would be unable to do. Instead of heading doctor’s warnings that William would be unable to socialize or express himself, Gemma decided to give her little boy every opportunity to be himself… and that decision has gone viral in the best way.
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William, now 8-years-old, has always been a huge Michael Jackson fan. One day he decided to test his moves for a contest by a local company. In front of a webcam set up by a catering company in Cornwall, UK, William performed his own rendition of Jackson’s smash hit, ‘Thriller’ and he busted out some serious moves. No one was more proud than his mother.
“Three years ago, when William was five he was diagnosed with autism. He struggled to communicate, struggled academically in school and continues to struggle to socialise and make friends but about eighteen months ago his Dad introduced him (via YouTube) to the wonders of Michael Jackson and he watched his videos for hours on end and learnt all his routines off by heart.â€
He loved the videos so much, he even asked to dress up as Michael Jackson from ‘Thriller’ for Halloween!
The video captured by the catering company of his incredible moves was eventually entered into a dance contest with a local company. They had dozens upon dozens of entries, but picked William’s rendition of ‘Thriller’ as the grand prize winner!
He couldn’t have been more excited!
The internet fell in love with his jaw dropping performance. It has been viewed over 160,000 times!
“He loves to dance and as I’ve been reading your comments to him it has blown his mind that so many people like him! Thank you all so much from the bottom of our hearts.â€
Check out the video that made everyone fall in love with this determined little boy below!
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